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The nuclear gage is calibrated by using the sand cone standard.

Using a graded rock such as 3/4" or 1" or 1/2" or 3/8" pea gravel as a 
fill for either drainage, filltration, or as a structural base not 
requiring compaction physically does not permit the use of either sand 
cone or nuclear gage to estimate the bearing capacity nor is it 
necessary. That is the advantaged of using a controlled density fill 
such as those above.

Pax En Christi
Bob Ross
Robert P. Ross, P.E.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Conrad Guymon" <conrad(--nospam--at)karren.com>
Date: Friday, September 14, 2001 10:04 am
Subject: Re: Compaction tests

> I don't have my soils text here with me.  I think with a nuclear 
> densitymeter, something about the size of the rocks makes the test 
> inaccurate.I'll look for something this weekend.
> 
> Conrad
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alden Manipula, E.I.T." <amanipula(--nospam--at)novagroupinc.net>
> To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 12:13 PM
> Subject: RE: Compaction tests
> 
> 
> > It's fill behind a small retaining wall.  Can you explain to me 
> why it
> isn't
> > possible.  Thanks.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Conrad Guymon [mailto:conrad(--nospam--at)karren.com]
> > Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 10:59 AM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: Re: Compaction tests
> >
> >
> > Are you talking about structural fill or a free-draining gravel 
> fill?They
> > are not the same.  If you are talking about a gravel fill, the soils
> > engineer is correct.
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Alden Manipula, E.I.T." <amanipula(--nospam--at)novagroupinc.net>
> > To: "SEAINT Listserve" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> > Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 11:11 AM
> > Subject: Compaction tests
> >
> >
> > > I just had a soils engineer claim that he couldn't test 3/4" clean
> > granular
> > > fill with his nuke gauge.  Is this a correct statment?
> > >
> > > Alden Manipula
> > >
> > >
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